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Sales of New Cars In Costa Rica – Data, Trends, Charts & Analysis

Here you will find annual car sales figures for Costa Rica. These statistics are Total Market Volumes, which include passenger cars as well as light commercial vehicles (LCVs).

These figures come from unconfirmed sources and can vary slightly from other data you may find elsewhere. Despite our best efforts to find the most reliable data, we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy, unless a specific source is mentioned below the table. Still, we’re confident the provided data is sufficiently indicative of the size and trend of the market to be published as such. If you have access to a confirmed source of Costa Rican car sales figures, including a split between Passenger Cars and LCVs, or data going back before 2005, please get in touch with us.

Costa Rica Automotive Sales Data & Recent Highlights

The Costa Rica car sales market has been fluctuating in recent years. There has been a sharp decline in sales in 2020, followed by a strong recovery in 2021. There are a number of factors that have contributed to the volatility of the Costa Rica car sales market. These include the economic slowdown, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the high cost of cars.

The economic slowdown has led to a decrease in disposable income, which has made it difficult for people to afford cars. The COVID-19 pandemic has also disrupted the supply chain, making it difficult to import cars. And the high cost of cars makes them less affordable for many people in Costa Rica.

Despite the volatility, the Costa Rica car sales market is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. The economy is expected to recover, and the government is taking steps to address the challenges facing the market, such as reducing import duties and improving the road infrastructure

Interesting Costa Rica New Car Sales Stats

  • Best Sales Year Volume: 48,300 units sold
  • Worst Sales Year Volume: 12,000 units sold
  • Average Sales Per Year: 26,997.5 units sold
  • Total Sales Units (since 2005): 458,957 units sold

The Top 5 Most Popular Automotive Brands in Costa Rica

The top 5 car brands sold in Costa Rica. These brands have been consistently popular in Costa Rica for many years. They offer a wide range of models to choose from, and they are known for their reliability and affordability.

  1. Toyota
  2. Hyundai
  3. Nissan
  4. Kia
  5. Suzuki

Costa Rica New Motor Vehicle Sales Table

Year Sales Growth
2005 13,000
2006 15,000 15.38
2007 13,000 -13.33
2008 15,000 15.38
2009 12,000 -20.00
2010 20,000 66.67
2011 30,000 50.00
2012 30,000 0.00
2013 29,800 -0.67
2014 35,200 18.12
2015 41,800 18.75
2016 48,300 15.55
2017 41,330 -14.43
2018 33,352 -19.30
2019 30,825 -7.58
2020 23,210 -24.70
2021 27,140 16.93

Costa Rica New Motor Vehicle Sales Chart

Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC, JATO Dynamics.